This is my environment:
Running Windows 7 with Firefox 33.0
Running two Ubuntu Linux servers
I am using a tool to manage the Linux servers called "Webmin"
Webmin is a tool running on Linux that is accessed via a web browser. This Linux server listens on a SSL socket at port 10000
Out of nowhere, I get an error message when connecting the browser to either of the Linux Webmin servers. The process goes like this:
In the browser URL I enter this: https://192.168.1.94:10000
The connections is refused with this message: Error code: sec_error_invalid_key
The servers are in the same room. I'm "clueless" how and why a certificate process is needed.
However, on another Windows 7 system also in the same room, the connection is completed error free.
Also, on this failing windows system, it matters not if Internet Explorer or Firefox tries to make the connection as both fail with a certificate error.
It is apparent to me that there is something in this Windows 7 gone wrong to not allow two different browser brands to connect to two separate servers, whereas another physical windows box has no problem making these connections.
I have researched this in blogs. The suggestion is to allow the exception by going into Firefox options->Advanced tab->Certificates->View->S
erver-> Add Exception. Then enter: https://192.168.1.94:10000
. I tried that, but get a message that nothing found.
Because this SSL connection is refused, and not browser specific, what and where on this particular Windows 7 system do I need to look to make this function again. Out of desperation, I uninstalled/reinstalled Firefox browser, of course no help.